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Raiders to start rookie QB Carr over Schaub

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TSN.ca Staff
9/2/2014 11:34:47 AM
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None of the quarterbacks taken in the first round of May's draft will start for their team to open the season, but a second-rounder will.

The Oakland Raiders will start Derek Carr ahead of Matt Schaub Week 1 against the New York Jets, the team announced on Monday.

Schaub was suffering through an elbow injury late in the preseason but practiced Monday.

Carr had a much better preseason than Schaub, highlighted by his three touchdown performance against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4 of the preseason.

Carr will be the first opening day rookie to start at quarterback in Raiders' history.

Derek Carr  (Photo: Canadian Press)

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